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Falcons open as college hoops underdog vs Lobos

Air Force FalconsNew Mexico Lobos
11-16March 05, 2014, 09:00 | The Pit23-5

The New Mexico Lobos will try to cover the spread at The Pit on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Air Force Falcons in NCAA basketball action.

The Falcons will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 13-10 ATS against the number this season, while the Lobos are 13-11 ATS. Air Force is 8-14 on the totals; New Mexico is 10-13-1.

View Air Force Falcons vs New Mexico Lobos Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Falcons were listed as 19-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Lobos rated this week at No. 30 and the Falcons sitting at No. 320.

In their last action, New Mexico was a 72-58 winner on the road against Nevada. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. The Lobos grabbed a 72-58 win over the Wolf Pack on Sunday, behind a 22-point effort from Cameron Bairstow at Lawlor Events Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature New Mexico's No. 25-rated squad against Air Force's No. 227-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, New Mexico rates No. 145 in the country with 5.89 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 52 nationally with 7.41 per match.

A few Falcons at Lobos trends to consider:
Air Force is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Air Force's last 12 games
Air Force is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Air Force is 6-18 SU in its last 24 games on the road
New Mexico is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
New Mexico is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New Mexico's last 8 games
New Mexico is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Air Force home to Boise State, Saturday, March 8th
New Mexico at San Diego State, Saturday, March 8th